Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells.
Käyttäjäarvostelut: Enimmäkseen myönteinen (135 arvostelua)
Julkaisupäivä: 16. loka, 2007

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"Amazing stealth action. A must play, especially at the price. Almost always on sale. Get it in conjunction with Death to Spies: Moment of truth."

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Smersh is Russian for "Death to Spies" and was the name of a set of counterintelligence agencies formed in the Soviet Army during World War II. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal cells. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.
As captain of the 4th department of Smersh, it is your job to execute these operations in the heart of enemy territory. Be prepared to complete various tasks, including stealing important documents, eliminating enemy officers, kidnapping high-ranking officials, and sabotage enemy plans.
  • Third-person stealth action immerses the player into the atmosphere of World War II military intelligence operations.
  • Different types of missions based on real historical intelligence and counterintelligence operations.
  • Freedom to choose the way a mission is completed.
  • Extensive real-life indoor and outdoor locations.
  • A variety of different spy skills at the player's disposal such as sneak, hide, carry dead bodies, change clothes, mine objects, throw knives, sniping, picking locks, setting traps and many others.
  • Authentic weapons and vehicles of World War II.

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows® 2000/XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.7 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 2.4 GHz+ or higher recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 5200/ATI Radeon 9500 with 128 MB RAM or higher(NVIDIA GeForce 6800/ATI Radeon X800 with 256 MB RAM or higher recommended)*
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0 (included) or higher
    • Sound: DirectX® version 9.0-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free space
    * Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0 or higher.
Hyödylliset arvostelut
23/26 (88%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
22.6 tuntia pelattu
This game is overall very good. It is very different from your average WWII game which there's a lot of shooting. This game involves careful planning and stealth. You will find yourself dead very quickly if you start shooting. I will discuss this game under these heading:

LEVELS: There are 10 levels in total. Most of them take at least 1 hour to complete. The levels include; a German concentration camp, a British hotel, an American military base and a German military school. A detailed tutorial mission can be done at the start of the game.

DISGUISES: Disguises are an important element of this game. Most levels you start off in Soviet military camouflage clothes. German soldiers will immediately start shooting at you until you get a disguise. There are different disguises available. A German soldier is the most basic disguise. Most German soldiers will not bother you but higher ranks may see through your disguise. Some levels require you to get officer's uniforms, staff's clothes (e.g. a chef) or a worker's clothes.

WEAPONS: Before you start each level you can fully customise your equipment. You can carry a shoulder, side and a knife weapon. Main weapons include MP40s, MP44s and Stens. Many pistols are also available. The silenced pistol is he most useful. Knifes can be carried - they can be used at close range or thrown. For silent kills you are equipped with a choke cord and chloroform. You can also punch people, although this is nosier.

VEHICLES: Vehicles can be driven in some missions. Trucks, motorbikes and cars can be driven.

UI: You can swap between a main map and a mini-map. You can use the + and - keys to zoom in and out. The AI are shown as green, yellow, red and grey icons; green meaning no suspicion of you, yellow - vary (don't stay around these guys too long!), red - alert, usually if they see you they will raise the alarm and grey - civilians. A suspicion meter appears at the top of the screen when guards are suspicious of you. If this fills the alarm will be raised.

AI: There are many different types/appearances of AI people, though they aren't great. Once you start shooting they tend to run around crazily until they compose themselves. Mostly they're OK though.

Sound: The sound is good in this game. German music can be heard coming from gramophones and the environmental sound are good. The AI are pretty wordless. This is improved in the sequel Moment of Truth (they say Heil Hitler to you if you're dressed as an officer!)

OTHER: You can pick locks, spy through keyholes, sabotage functions to distract attention away and more.

This is a great game I recommend you buy it (wait for a sale somewhere - and get the Gold Edition, it works out cheaper). If you like a game with lots of pace and action this may not be the game for you.
Julkaistu 18. toukokuu.
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18/22 (82%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.3 tuntia pelattu
Its a very challenging stealth game, the style it has is just like the hitman games, you take the enemies uniform,steal documents etc..

If you like hitman you should try that, but its only for STEALTH fans.
Julkaistu 3. toukokuu.
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7/9 (78%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
14.8 tuntia pelattu
Best 99 cents ive ever spent, similar to Hidden & Dangerous 2
Julkaistu 29. syyskuu.
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12/20 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
12.0 tuntia pelattu
I kill everyone.... Even if im not supposed too.
This game makes me feel like a Nazi hunter.
Julkaistu 20. kesäkuu.
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3/3 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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I want to make this very clear before I properly start this review: I have put this as "Not Recommended" as it is definitely not recommended for the average gamer - for most, it will be too frustrating and infuriating to last much longer than an hour. However, if you are a big stealth fan like myself, then you will get some enjoyment out of this game. That enjoyment is limited though, and I'll explain.

If you've played the Hitman series, Death to Spies should instantly remind you of it. You're walking around open areas with multiple paths and disguises are a vital aspect of the gameplay. The difference is that Hitman does it a lot better. The disguise system in this game is a strange beast - you can wear multiple disguises in each level, usually 2 or 3, and usually one will be "better" than the other - as in, there will be less "red" enemies who are able to see through your disguise. The whole thing doesn't really make sense - some enemies, for whatever unexplained reason, know you're a spy. I've completed the game from start to finish and I still don't really get it.

This game is also mercilessly difficult and frustrating. I won't say "challenging" - because that implies you have to think deeply and strategically about what you're actually doing. Most of the time, you'll have quick save and quick load at the ready, doing things in hope rather than guile and seeing if they actually work. The game leaves you very little hints or clues about how to achieve your objectives, which I know some will love as they hate the idea of "hand-holding", but it isn't a black-and-white concept - there is a middle ground where the game can both help you out and you can think for yourself how to solve situations. Other stealth games like Splinter Cell and Metal Gear Solid get that middle ground, while this unfortunately doesn't. People who dislike stealth games often criticise popular titles in the genre for being trial and error games - and yet, as a stealth fan who's played most games in the genre, I found this overly trial and error based. I don't think I've ever looked at a walkthrough as much as I did on this game as often I was left wondering how I was actually supposed to complete my objectives.

Just to add insult to injury, the game is rife with bugs and glitches. You'll find yourself getting stuck in walls and tiny unexitable areas. You might experience a glitch where the camera is in a completely opposite direction to where your character is moving. Oh yeah, and the music in the intros is incredibly loud, so you've got that to enjoy whenever you launch the game.

One area where Death to Spies does deserve credit is the map design - these maps are unusually large for stealth games and is a great change from dark, linear areas in many stealth games. However, there's nothing to do in these areas - if you want to complete the missions, there's always some linear path that is by far the simplest way to complete the missions. The game makes it far too difficult for you to actually use these open areas so you can complete a mission a different way from someone else.

Despite all these issues, I still had fun with Death to Spies, and other stealth fans will feel the same. Credit has to go to the developers, as you can see they tried - the poor English grammar due to the game being a low-budget Russian title adds to the appeal a little. Unfortunately, the game is just plagued with too many flawed gameplay mechanics to make it enjoyable for the general gaming populace - and it's that which kills it.
Julkaistu 10. lokakuu.
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105/113 (93%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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After completing this game on the hardest difficulty, I can say, that this is the only game that has a similar gameplay to the Hitman franchise. And if it didn't had an unlimited save option on the last difficulty, it was going to be a lot harder than any of the Hitman games. This game is definitly not for everyone. It is one of the hardest stealth games ever made and shooting your way out is impossible on most of the missions. The game has the wonderful stealth feauture of hiding in plain sight by using different disguises to infiltrate enemy areas. But most of the places are so crowded, that you will find it very hard to remain undetected, even if you take an unique disguise. Getting a disguise is not easy, enemies are hard to be distracted most of the times and after getting distracted, they can become very unpredictable, so you have to be very patient. Things I liked about the game are:
+ this is a pure stealth game that combines a lot of elements from other stealth games
+ disguises work significantly well, as long as you don't do anything suspicious;
+ things like running, crouching or crawling are suspicious, so you cannot act strange in front of your enemy and hope you can get away with it;
+ in order for you disguise to work, as a Russian spy, you must only carry enemy German weapons or they will detect you;
+ disguises work only if they are acquired after sedating, strangling or stunning an enemy, which means you cannot shoot someone, take his clothes and expect to fool someone else, while the outfit is covered in blood;
+ if enemies get alerted after sounding an alarm, like when they found an unconscious body for example, this will automatically mean you can no longer use stealth as an onption because enemies know there is something very wrong with the situation and won't be fooled again. So you must be stealthy all the time, in order to complete most of the missions;
+ you have a lot tools at your disposal like chloroform for sedating, strangling wire, pliers, knifes, pitlocks, explosives, snipers an other other guns and most of the times, you can choose what you need the at the start of every mission;
+ the minimap and the detection meter are very helpful to complete the mission;
+ you have a rating system that monitors your playstyle like in the Hitman franchise
Things I didn't like about the game are:
- you don't have that much of a freedom like in the Hitman titles;
- they can detect you too easily at times, especially when enemies tend to stare at you for no reason.
- characters seem to be communicating with each other, but you can never hear real actual conversations
- the story is very weak, so if you are looking for a good plot in the WW2 era and a motive to complete the levels to see what happens next, this is not the case
- the character you play as is also too plain. You won't hear him say anything during the missions and you won't find him interesting at all like Agent 47 from the Hitman games.
- the game was not polished and it has some technical issues
Overall, this game was not fully developed. It has some very interesting and challenging gameplay and most of the times, it surpasses the gameplay of other stealth games especially in realism, but due to the fact that the game was made with a low budget, it wasn't developed to be a top-selling title. I only recommend this game to people who really enjoy playing stealth games, especially Hitman fans.
Julkaistu 16. marraskuu, 2013.
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